Tom Cruise is king of the box office once again, as his sci-fi drama "Oblivion" opened to a solid $13.3 million on Friday.

The film, also starring Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman, looks likely to earn around $38.5 million for the weekend, making it one of Cruise's strongest openings in some time.

Expect it to make an even bigger impact in international markets.

Holdover "42" scored another $5.2 million, bringing its domestic total up to $41.2 million (it would be so much more satisfying if that number was $42 million). 

Likewise, DreamWorks Animation's "The Croods" continues to monopolize family audiences, earning another $2.2 million on Friday.

Its domestic total stand at a nifty $147 million.

"Scary Movie 5" continues to struggle, coming in at No. 4 with $2 million.  

The spoof has so far scared up just $18.7 million, a total which pales in comparison to earlier entries in the long-running series. 

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" mustered up $1.5 million in the fight against Cobra. The Swayne Johnson/Channing Tatum/Bruce Willis sequel recently passed the $100 million mark in North America, and is doing well overseas. 

Indie crime drama "The Place Beyond the Pines," starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, earned $1.4 million in its first day of wide release after opening in a handful of markets two weeks ago.

"Pines" has earned $8.3 million domestically. 

Look for complete weekend estimates Sunday on HitFix.

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.